After Daniel Craig admitted to 007 producers that the franchise’s future is “at a critical crossroads,” the franchise’s future is “at a critical juncture.”
After Daniel Craig’s departure in No Time To Die this autumn, JAMES BOND producers have confessed that the franchise’s future is at a “critical juncture.”
No Time To Die, Daniel Craig’s fifth and last James Bond film, is set to hit UK theaters on September 30 after many delays. And, with the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films approaching in 2022, speculation is widespread as to who will play the new Bond and what the next reinvention would entail. The Bond creators have admitted that the 007 series is “at a critical point” following Amazon’s $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM.
Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson spoke on a 007 future beyond Daniel Craig in a statement to The New York Times in a feature on MGM chiefs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy.
“Mike and Pam recognize that we are at a vital juncture and that the James Bond series’ continued success depends on us getting the next iteration right, and they will provide us with the assistance we need to do so,” they added.
“Amazon has confirmed that Bond will continue to be released in theaters.
“Our hope is that they will give Mike and Pam the freedom to continue to run MGM without interference.”
This website chatted with Mark Edlitz, a Bond aficionado and writer who has interviewed major 007 franchise participants over the years, in May.
According to the author of The Lost Adventures of James Bond, the Amazon deal will have no immediate influence on the 007 film franchise.
“The Amazon-MGM cooperation will take time to finalize and go through the governmental approvals process,” he said.
“However, Amazon did not own the franchise altogether. EON and Amazon have formed a partnership.”
EON Productions, located in the United Kingdom, has been responsible for the official 007 films since 1962’s Dr No, starring Sean Connery.
Now that Amazon and EON both control half of the rights, the latter organization has the last say on any alterations.
“The creatives who deal with EON have regularly remarked that EON is a generous and supportive collaborator,” Edlitz continued.
“However, EON has the last say. Despite this, EON has made numerous concessions to support the wishes and mandates of their studio partners. “Brinkwire Summary News” is the only way out.